Pomodoros Greek & Italian Cafe-South
Pomodoros Greek & Italian Cafe-South

Pomodoros Greek & Italian Cafe-South

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pomodoroscafe.com/
  • Phone: 8286873884x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner Nightly: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday Brunch open at 10:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Greek
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: From office lunches to cocktail parties and full service fine dining events, Pomodoros provides custom catering for any event. Our professional and courteous chefs, servers, and bartenders will take care of your every need. We offer a wide variety of beautiful and appetizing menu items, but we are also happy to help you create your perfect custom menu.
  • Private Party Facilities: Pomodoros' South Asheville location can accommodate up to 60 people. Prior arrangement with our managers is required.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Pomodoros Greek & Italian Cafe-South
Pomodoros South Asheville offers an authentic Mediterranean experience in the heart of Western North Carolina. Drawing our inspiration from the countries of Greece and Italy, we tempt the palate with three separate menus (Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch) of diverse and innovative dishes using the freshest and finest ingredients. Pomodoros is a full service restaurant that provides an extensive wine list, a full bar, catering, and friendly service.

Our three distinct menus reflect our commitment to providing only the finest fresh ingredients. Our cuisine pairs regional traditions of Greece and Italy with the diverse culinary talents of our chefs. "The basis of each dish is always in the tradition of the region, but the ingredients guide the way to new delights as well as old favorites."

Pomodoros uses only the finest oils that have zero Trans-Fats and are not partially hydrogenated.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Pomodoros Greek & Italian Cafe-South reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (20)great for lunch (15)fit for foodies (12)good for groups (8)great for brunch (7)romantic (7)special occasion (5)great for outdoor dining (3)notable wine list (3)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great food, Great value!
    GiovanniATLVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We planned on visiting a few other restaurants in the area, due to our party size and late decisions, we ended up settling on Pomodoros. They were very accomadating to 2 handicap, elderly folks in our party, which can always be challenging. The waiter was very experienced with the menu and taking orders and providing great service. The menu featured a mix of Greek and Italian themed dishes. The falafel was done well as was my pizza, I'm not going to comment on what I thought of the pizza, as tastes very wildly. I'd order it again, it's not the thinnest crust, though it's definitely not thick either. The lasagna dish looked well done as well...what I really wish I had gotten was the Salmon over the risotto. Looking forward to next time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Onemoredish
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Absolutely a great dinner. I love the resturant and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • foodsnobVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My husband and I are always looking for a good lunch spot with not only good food but also a pleasant atmosphere. Pomodoros fit the bill. The steak and pepper sandwich with a side of tabouli and the lamb gyro with a side of eggplant fries were all very tasty. We had been averse to trying the restaurant because it has a "chain" vibe but it isn't that way in reality. Our server was friendly and helpful without hovering. Next time we will give it a try for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not likely to return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My wife's eggplant dish was warm, not hot and it just wasn't very tasteful. The saganaki we ordered was quite greasy, otherwise good. My salmon was okay.
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  • Ur2good
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I find Pomodoro a great restaurant for many reasons. A place where you can have a conversation with your companion-not noisy like so many others. Food is good quality and prepared very well. Prices are reasonable. Can have lots of variety but menu is not like a novel. Hope you stay around. Doris Kickham
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warning no fly zone!!!
    eagleVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Empty restaurant,first warning sign,server new,second warning sign,heavy garlic in ALL dishes,third warning sign,manager when questioned about garlic in all italian dishes,where none are called for anywhere else,including italy,was told this was america,and proceeded to try to embarrass us.Final warning sign!!! I dinned here twice several years ago,and it was good. Empty restaurant explains and confirms my rating.Worst restaurant experience ever. Warning stay away!!!
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  • Another great lunch!
    ncgreengirlVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Treated a friend to a birthday lunch. We both had the half portion of the Pasta Athena and it was the perfect size. For my side, I had a cup of their Tuscan Bean Soup with Spicy Sausage and Kale which was fabulous and my friend had a Greek salad which she raved about. Thoroughly enjoyed it and will certainly go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    MissBonnie
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    My wife &'I love this place. Quite, relaxing & great food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Dining
    Catchabite2
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We frequent Pomadoros somewhat often. Great place to eat if you want to catch a movie, or are shopping. This is the first time we have taken advantage of their ten dollar Tuesday special. Certainly well worth it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Overall a decent experience. Waitstaff was friendly. Sat us immediately with our open table reservation. Knowledgeable of the menu items.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great meal
    Foodie4fun
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My wife and I dine here regularly and always have a great meal and dining experience. She loves the 4 cheese lasagna and Greek salad. I am the adventurous one and try different menu items and specials and I have never not enjoyed my meal. This trip I had the mussels fra diavolo appetizer, Greek salad and farfalle pasta with seared scallops in a red pepper cream sauce( sorry I cannot remember the name) that was awesome. The service is always outstanding and we have never had room for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid performance
    OnTheGo
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    This was not our first choice for lunch (it was closed), but definitely worth it! Food was better than we expected. It was very quiet in the restaurant for brunch time on a Sunday, but I think we made it in before the church crowd. Service was prompt, food was good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • may052114
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Although we had been to Pomodoros for lunch before & was impressed, we were disappointed in our dinner there on June 20th. The salad was priced as an extra & miniscule & tasteless. The food was nicely presented & adequate as well as the service. The prices were a little high for the quality of the food & service. I doubt we would choose this restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Must Do in Arden!
    jli7
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Fabulous find in Arden, NC. My husband and I enjoyed a New York quality "foodie experience" this weekend!! We will definitely return to this gem! PS - the blueberry ricotta crème brulee was "out of this world!"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Went in to take advantage of the $10 entree special, still ended up paying $40 for two people. Pasta was not quite done, or may have been ever so slightly over done, but the overall flavor was good. The salad was good, just enough dressing. But I would have liked to know if the dressing applied in the kitchen or if that is something they have rehear.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pomodoros
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We love Pomodoros, we eat there all the time. The food is always excellent, the atmosphere is very warm and romantic, the service is always top notch. We have been there many times and have never been disappointed, I would recommend it to anyone looking for fine dining at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch Menu
    Carski22VIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Had not eaten here in over a year. I had special of day Blackened Wahoo wrap. It was delicious and well prepared Just like the Carribean. The Lemon Caper sauce I was glad was put on sideas it would have overpowered the natural favors . My friend had the Turkey wrap which she enjoyed. Will definitely return and recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Limited menu but absolutely the best eggplant dish I have ever had!
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Food was good as usual. Portions were smaller than usual, probably due to the fact that we had Tuesday Specials. Service was good at first, but no refills were offered on drinks later in the meal when they were most needed. I would have thought that with reservations we would have had seating somewhere other than the booth closest to the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jayhawk60
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Our party of four had a pleasant dinner. The appetizers especially, mussels and calimari, were oustanding.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 231 reviews are from the Pomodoros Greek & Italian Cafe-South reviews archive.
  • Dependable Enjoyment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My husband and I have been coming to Pomodoros since it first opened and have had great times there. We have enjoyed anniversaries and birthdays and well has bringing our grandkids, friends and out of town guests here during their visits.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dont go if you're hungry
    Bewise
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We've dined at the east Asheville location several times and enjoyed it. But, Long Shoals was a big disappointment. 45 minutes from food order to table. The server's explanation of delays added to our frustration - "the kitchen is busy" (I walked the room - only 1/3 of tables were occupied on a Saturday night) I asked for the manager - twice. By the time we were served, our appetites were spoiled. Next day, out with friends, I heard similar complaints - ""hit or miss" seemed to be a common refrain. My advice is "miss it".
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    The food was really good. Our service was extremely friendly and helpful. Can't wait to eat here again. Goodbye Olive Garden.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice restaurant. I choose
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    nice restaurant. I choose a bad entry. should have had real Italian entry but instead had grilled salmon. it was old and dried out. I couldn't finish it. didn't want to interrupt the job interview I was in to ask for replacement.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • birthday meal
    Betty
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Our group of 4 adults and one child celebrated a birthday meal on Tuesday, March 25. Our server was very knowledgable and attentive. She was accomadating and brought us small plates for our birthday cake. We raved about the food and great prices and would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try something new!
    Margaret
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    We had the daily special of warm salmon with capers, cheese, and delicate sauce served much like bruchetta. At first I wasn't sure if this would be as filling as I was hungry but it was just right! Our server, Mike, was attentive and well informed. We had a great time with our friends and lunch lasted for a fair amount of time with coffee and dessert. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I suggested this venue to
    friends
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    I suggested this venue to a Business contact that wanted to meet for dinner. I was a little disappointed in the service but the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neo-upscale, value-driven menu
    26pt2runnerVIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Chain feel with a bit more effort than you'd find at Carraba's. I sensed a bit of pretense but our meals were pleasant none-the-less. Definately worth the price and portions were appropriate; that is, not heaped with bulk prepared pasta. I'd go back again if for no other reason I can squeeze in another glass of wine in under my employers draconian expense allowance;-)
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    The food and service were outstanding. I will go there again.
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WasMyFav
    toroidal
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    I love Pomodoras but this time was terrible. We were seated right on time. However it took 15 minutes before a server came to our table. It then took another 10 minutes to get a glass of water. We got appetizer not long after this but we sat forever and still did not get our salad. After setting at the table for 55 minute and with all the table around us being messed up by our waiter, we left money on our table to pay for the appetizer and left. I hate to say it but service at our favorite place to dine was terrible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you want very good Italian.
    Fred
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Food and service are great. More than ample servings and the price is reasonable. If you have a few years behind you, you will love the background music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependable dining
    2thumbsup
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Whenever I've eaten here, I never had a complaint about the food, atmosphere, or service. It's just a great place to count on for a good meal with the other pluses.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Supreme Pizza
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    This pizza was made to order, and heated leftovers were very good two days later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Open table reservation was
    MtnMan
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Open table reservation was perfect; no waiting, sat was served ate and paid in under 60 minuites. not rushed, pleasant staff, service professionally delivered. You will like the place
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most enjoyable evening
    Valentines
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We both had the seafood dinners and were very good, especially the Lobster Bisque soup, it was delicious. Wine was very good and Mike, the waiter was superb.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Happy Valentine's Day
    Stevo
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My date and I had a wonderful experience at Pomodoros on Valentine's night. She had the salmon with spinach and rice--which was fantastic....cooked just right. I had the spagetti. The ground beef/italian sausage mixture was delicious. It wasn't too much of anything... garlic, tart, sweet, bitter, thick, thin....it was just right in every respect. Excellent service in a very cozy, quiet atmosphere. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thumbs Down
    PixGal
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food had little taste and certainly no value for the money. There is a bar area too close to the dining area. For the price level of the menu, that was disturbing. For the price level of the menu, the food was very disappointing. Service was okay. Will not return.
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  • A steady go to
    CardinalGary
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We eat at this Pomodoros probably 10 times a year or more and have never been disappointed in the food or service. Our most recent visit was on Valentine's Day and they were about four times busier than normal and that reflected in both service and food--but not enough to complain (at least for a regular). Our server recommended that we up our usual meat doneness by a stage from medium rare to medium for the lamb and it turned out closer to medium well. He noticed it immediately and offered to take it back, but the flavor was good, the restaurant packed and everything else was totally up to par. At the end we ordered a coffee and it was cold. He knew it and it never showed up on the bill. This is a classic steady eddy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always enjoyable
    Crajam
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This has become our favorite restaurant in Asheville. The quality of the food and the excellent service is always appreciated. It stands out in a very competitive market.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    RoNBo
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    I have dined here for over 3 years since my retirement to this area. I have always been completely satisfied with their food, wait staff and ambiance they create for the customer.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.